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Poster: picfixer Date: Nov 20, 2012 10:31am
Forum: feature_films Subject: GOM features, functions and shortcuts

For many years the VLC player has been the gold standard. If you're a Mac user it still is the only game in town. However times change. The free GOM Media player for Windows has superseded VLC in its number of highly useful features, easy access to all features and overall simplicity of use. Just a few of GOM's many features are:

Effective TV type brightness, contrast and color controls. (A huge help in viewing many films here at IA)
Easy aspect ratio correction. (Also a big help with many IA downloads.)
Easy to create play lists.
Audio track ripping.
Auto memory. (GOM automatically remembers where you left off viewing a video file or DVD.)
Simple keyboard access to GOM's most-used functions including full-screen activation, image controls, audio volume and mute, fast forward and reverse, pause, zoom in and out, variable slow and fast motion. A-B play. etc.
Many of these functions also apply to audio files (MP3 etc.)
GOM plays 42 video and audio formats.

Some time ago for friends I wrote a quick guide to 23 of GOM's keyboard shortcuts, plus the maximum resolution screen cap setup. If you would like it as a printable text file, it can be downloaded here:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?bj1txs20554fgbk

The GOM Media Player is 100% freeware with nothing extra to buy. It currently has more than 40 million users worldwide. If you don't already have GOM, you can get it here:
http://www.gomlab.com/eng/

Just to set the record straight, I have no personal or business connections to GOM Labs or its affiliates. I'm just a happy user.

This post was modified by picfixer on 2012-11-20 18:31:13

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Poster: bullie89 Date: Nov 20, 2012 4:34pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: GOM features, functions and shortcuts

I downloaded the other evening and it is a really great player! I seem to prefer it over VLC. I have a HP Laptop with loads of memory and several external hard drives. My problem is I lose stuff because I cannot remember where I put it!

:)

Ellen

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Poster: picfixer Date: Nov 20, 2012 10:39pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: GOM features, functions and shortcuts

I'm glad you like GOM, Ellen. Everyone I know who's tried GOM has had the same reaction.

If you haven't already done so, get the text document mentioned in the opening post of this thread. As a new user it's bound to save you a lot of time.

Can't find your downloads? hmmm… it sounds like you need a folders-based genre and subgenre filing system. (see attached screen shots) Setting it up is a bit of work, but once you have you'll never loose another movie.

Have fun.

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Poster: klewsew Date: Nov 20, 2012 3:32pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: GOM features, functions and shortcuts

I'm sorry to say myself and my friends can't get all giddy about GOM.

We have Linux and Mac's only. Nary a Windows on our computers.

Be sure to let us know if/when GOM does develop up to VLC standards.

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Poster: picfixer Date: Nov 20, 2012 10:37pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: GOM features, functions and shortcuts

Ever since I began using GOM (about three years ago) there have been rumors of a GOM for Mac release, but if one is in development, it's a very deep and dark secret.

I'm wondering how you can know how GOM isn't up to VLC's standards, since you haven't been able to try it.